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Sexual Assault

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  • Bill Cosby's Lawyer: It's Time for 'Media Vilification' to Stop

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Bill Cosby's high-profile lawyer released another statement late Friday refuting the numerous claims of sexual assault facing the comedian, calling the reports "increasingly ridiculous" and blaming the media for its...
  • University of Virginia suspends fraternal organizations in assaults probe

    (Reuters) - The University of Virginia is suspending all fraternal organizations until January after a magazine article described in detail an alleged sexual assault that occurred on the campus, the school said on Saturday. All fraternal organizations...
  • Cosby rape allegations changing the conversation about sexual assault

    Cosby rape allegations changing the conversation about sexual assault
    "I want to just at least make it weird for you to watch 'Cosby Show' reruns. … When you leave here, Google 'Bill Cosby rape.'" — comedian Hannibal Buress, in an Oct. 16 performance at Philadelphia's Trocadero Theatre A year ago, Comedy...
  • Bill Cosby's attorney blasts media for 'vilification' of comedian

    The attorney for comedian Bill Cosby is blasting the news media for rushing to publicize what he called "unsubstantiated, fantastical stories" from several women who have come forward in the past few weeks to accuse Cosby of sexual assault. "It is...
  • Violent Sex Offender Sentenced In Attempted Rape

    HARTFORD — A violent sex offender already serving a 12-year prison sentence for raping a woman in Hartford pleaded guilty Friday to trying to rape a woman in East Hartford in 2012. Kenneth Maestas, 44, pleaded guilty as part of a plea agreement to...
  • At a far-flung gig, Bill Cosby turns the tables on public outrage

    At a far-flung gig, Bill Cosby turns the tables on public outrage
    Bill Cosby made his first stop of an endangered U.S. comeback tour Friday and, for at least a short time inside a central Florida theater, turned back the clock on a firestorm. Cosby found an adoring crowd that would clap, laugh, whoop and even raise...
  • Sold-out Cosby show goes ahead amid sex assault claims

    Sold-out Cosby show goes ahead amid sex assault claims
    By Barbara Liston, Piya Sinha-Roy and Eric Kelsey MELBOURNE Fla./LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Bill Cosby played a sold-out comedy show on Friday in Florida, despite a wave of sexual assault allegations this week that prompted the cancellation of several...
  • 'Dreadlock Rapist' charged with cold case murder: 'You can't fight DNA'

    'Dreadlock Rapist' charged with cold case murder: 'You can't fight DNA'
    Eugene Booker, dubbed the "dreadlock rapist" by police for a string of sexual assaults, was adamant when detectives approached him in prison recently about a 1981 murder case. Booker said he didn't know the victim, Carol Novak, had never been to the 35-...
  • Lawsuit alleges special needs student sexually assaulted by schoolmate

    A parent filed a lawsuit against the Glendale Unified School District last week alleging that her 7-year-old daughter, a first-grader at John Marshall Elementary School with special needs, was sexually assaulted multiple times by another student. The...
  • Bill Cosby's Lawyer Calls Allegations 'Ridiculous,' Blames Media Frenzy

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - On Thursday, the attorney for Bill Cosby slammed the numerous accusations of sexual assault against his client, saying the five-time Emmy-winner has been the victim of a "media-driven feeding frenzy." "People are coming out...
  • Bill Cosby's lawyer calls assault allegations 'ridiculous,' three new accusers come forward

    Bill Cosby's lawyer calls assault allegations 'ridiculous,' three new accusers come forward
    LOS ANGELES - On Thursday, the attorney for Bill Cosby slammed the numerous accusations of sexual assault against his client, saying the five-time Emmy-winner has been the victim of a "media-driven feeding frenzy." "People are coming out the woodwork...